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Martin Hingst

Pinguicula immaculata

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Hello,

 

still not to be seen that often, so I'd like to share some pics of my newest addition here.

 

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Really a gem in my collection, though tiny - here in my Pinguicula bowl. Compaired to immaculata even the small species like esseriana or ehlersiae look quite big. 

 

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The white ehlersiae is at its best at the moment, so worth another shot:

 

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Said to be a tricky beast, I am curiuos how immaculata will stand the conditions in my bowl among the others without extra care. Here an overview - hope you like it

 

Martin 

 

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That's so small, i even didn't see them in the last picture at first. In fact i was looking for them for a good 5mins...... :D

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Hello Martin,

So far, the only pygmy ping I've been able to cultivate is P. gracilis. Everytime I've tried other species, especially reticulata, they fail. Never had any trouble with esseriana, but I also do not consider that one to be a pygmy, just smaller than average (like a shrunken, drier growing version of moranensis)...

I see you're using sand, which is also good for pygmy sundews, so maybe that has something to do with your success? Is it just quartz sand?

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Hello Dave,

 

gracilis is a close relative, the biggest of three similar species. Next one is nivalis, quite a bit smaler, but still about twice the size of immaculata. 

Never had any trouble with gracilis, as easy as esseriana for me. We'll see how the other two get along. Both in the bowl for some days so far.

 

I use quartz sand for top dressing. Soil is a mix of lava, Seramis, sand, Perlite. In the small bowl some zeolithe as well.

 

Regards

 

Martin

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